SHETLAND Wool Week will be marked this year with online events after the main festival was cancelled due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The virtual offering will attempt to give a taste of the popular event, with podcasts, short videos, interviews and tours all planned. Shetland Wool Week should have been starting this Saturday (26 September). […]
WIND farm developer Viking Energy has expressed its regret for allowing silt run offs from its construction site to enter nearby Sand Water, a site of special scientific interest (SSSI) and one of the many lochs regularly checked for its water quality as part of the project. Shetland Islands Council, speaking as the planning authority, […]www.shetland.org
Fifteen-year-old Brynn Hauxwell is pushing himself by wheelchair around Shetland's coastline for Ability Shetland.www.shetlandtimes.co.uk
Viking Energy has said it “regrets” an incident which led to residue from their construction site at Sandwater running into the nearby loch. The company... Viking ‘regrets’ Sandwater loch incidentwww.shetnews.co.uk
SHETLAND Islands Council (SIC) says it is “disappointed” that an impact assessment on plans to centralise Highlands and Islands air traffic control in Inverness is only being undertaken now – with concerns that feedback “will not alter the direction of travel” for the project. Responding to Highlands and Islands Airports Ltd’s (HIAL) islands impact assessment, […]www.shetlandtimes.co.uk
This year's Wool Week may have been a victim of the Covid crisis, but Shetland Amenity Trust has highlighted an online taster taking place instead. Trust highlights Wool Week online attractionswww.shetnews.co.uk
POLICE officers have been out on regular patrols near the construction site of the Viking Energy wind farm after one of the companies involved in the project received an online message that was perceived as a threat. A spokesperson for Police Scotland said that enquiries were ongoing to establish the full circumstances. However, no further […]
A NEW policy which aims to address the “twin issues” of rising food poverty and climate change by supporting people to grow their own produce has been approved by Shetland Islands Council. A key objective of the Fair Food Policy is to increase food growing, encourage healthy eating and promote access to affordable food. There […]www.shetnews.co.uk
THREE local food businesses are celebrating for being recognised in this year’s Great Taste Awards. Mackenzie’s Farm Shop & Café in Cunningsburgh, Scalloway-based Shetland Sea Salt and Thule Ventus in Cunningsburgh have all received the highly respected seals of approval. The team at Mackenzie’s said they were “on cloud nine” after their spiced tomato and […]www.shetlandtimes.co.uk
Councillors have united in their opposition to plans by Highlands and Islands Airports Limited (Hial) to centralise air traffic control services. Members gave their backing... Councillors unite against air traffic control centralisationwww.shetnews.co.uk
SHETLAND Library is preparing for its first online book launch since all events were put on hold due to the Coronavirus pandemic earlier this year. Death from a Shetland Cliff by local author Marsali Taylor is the eighth novel in her sailing mystery crime series and it will be launched via the library’s Facebook page […]www.shetnews.co.uk
In an interview with BBC Radio Shetland on 17 September councillor Malcolm Bell said he’s “broadly in favour of it and always have been” in reference to the Viking Energy Wind Farm. This statement seems to contradict his 2012 candidate manifesto where he states the following: “It is really sad to see how opinions on […]www.shetnews.co.uk
EXTRA support is now on hand for anyone concerned about their own or someone else’s alcohol or drug use. The new recovery hub is based in Lerwick, but it will be working in support of people right across Shetland. The hub’s focus is on giving people the opportunity to work together to minimise the harm […]
Scotland recorded 486 coronavirus cases yesterday – the most in a single day since the pandemic began. First Minister Nicola Sturgeon added the caveat that... Scotland records most cases in a single daywww.shetlandtimes.co.uk
The SIC cannot continue to draw more on its reserves, according to the audit committee chairman. Allison Duncan was speaking at a meeting on Wednesday,... Draw on reserves ‘cannot continue’, says chairmanwww.shetnews.co.uk
SHETLAND Islands Council (SIC) is well placed to respond to a further wave of coronavirus, a meeting heard on Wednesday morning. During a meeting of the SIC’s audit committee director of corporate services Christine Ferguson paid tribute to Shetland’s partnership working in response to the initial virus outbreak. She said a lot of people have […]www.shetnews.co.uk
NHS Shetland chief executive Michael Dickson believes new coronavirus restrictions imposed by the Scottish Government “attempts to strike the right balance” between slowing the spread of Covid-19 and sustaining the economy. He said he has “every faith” that the Shetland community can follow the new guidance. In an announcement on Tuesday, first minister Nicola Sturgeon […]www.shetlandtimes.co.uk
The council say they are “investigating further” after images were shared on social media of alleged run-offs from Viking Energy construction work running into the... Council investigating reports of run-offs from Viking work into Sandwater lochwww.shetnews.co.uk
SHETLAND Islands Council (SIC) has confirmed that warning signs advising people that the right of access to the hills is suspended during the construction of the Viking Energy wind farm may be at odds with outdoor access agreed as part of the development’s planning consent. The council’s planning department confirmed that it had received a […]
THE FUNDRAISING manager of the £1.65 million MRI scanner appeal has expressed his gratitude to the Viking Energy wind farm benefit fund for its offer to donate £200,000 towards the community effort. The chairman of the campaign group opposing the wind farm has meanwhile condemned the offer as a “PR stunt” to divert attention away […]www.shetlandtimes.co.uk
People in Shetland will be unable to visit other households as part of new measures announced by the First Minister to reduce Covid-19 transmission today. Visits to other households banned under Scottish government’s new Covid-19 restrictionswww.shetlandtimes.co.uk
Shetland Library will hosts its first book launch since the lockdown, with Marsali Taylor's latest novel in her Cass Lynch series. Library to host first book launch since lockdownwww.shetnews.co.uk
VISITING other households will not be permitted from tomorrow (Wednesday) as Scotland goes further than England in introducing tough new Covid-19 restrictions. Speaking in the Scottish Parliament early this afternoon, first minister Nicola Sturgeon said the ‘rule of six’ would continue to apply outdoors and in indoor public spaces. Children under the age of 12 […]www.shetnews.co.uk
The Shetland Community Benefit Fund claims to “negotiate the best possible agreement for Shetland”. However many people see the establishment of the fund as a PR proxy for SSE Viking Energy. The funds donation to the scanner appeal seems a remarkable coincidence given Viking Energy’s current problems. MRI appeal in line to receive £200,000 from […]www.shetnews.co.uk
AN EXTENSION to the Park Lane Community Garden in Lerwick is under threat after landowner Shetland Islands Council (SIC) said there is no consent in place for the development. The extension, on the north side of Pitt Lane, is the work of local resident Frank Johnson, who was a driving force behind the main Park […]
An SIC essy kert has broken down meaning Tuesday’s collections in the South Mainland will be delayed by several hours. The council said the vehicle... Bin collections delayed after breakdownwww.shetlandtimes.co.uk
A regional MSP is uring people in Shetland to give their views on short-term lets, which she says have priced locals out housing markets in... MSP wants Shetlanders to give views on short-term letswww.shetnews.co.uk
So now rights of access have been suspended on the Viking Energy wind farm site. What a surprise! And this is just after sceptics and opponents had been exhorted by wind farm enthusiasts and apologists alike to concentrate their energies on ensuring that planning conditions were adhered to by the company and its contractors. Meanwhile, […]www.shetnews.co.uk
DRIVING tests are expected to resume in Shetland in October after being suspended in March. This is despite tests being available nationally since Monday (14 September). A spokesperson for the DVSA said: “We are planning to schedule driver testing at Lerwick Driving Test Centre in October 2020 and will contact candidates on the test waiting […]www.shetnews.co.uk
FORMER Shetland MSP Tavish Scott has been appointed as the new chief executive of the Scottish Salmon Producers Organisation (SSPO). The ex-politician is expected to take up his new role in November, replacing the departing Julie Hesketh-Laird. The trade body represents Scotland’s salmon producers. “Scottish salmon is the UK’s biggest food export,” Scott said. “Its […]www.shetnews.co.uk
THE RECENT find of a felsite knife in Lerwick serves as a reminder from our ancestors not to forget our connection to the land and to all those who lived on these isles before us, writes Alex Purbrick. There is an old Chinese proverb that says that ‘to forget one’s ancestors is to be a […]
Shetland has more than 8,000 archaeological sites, but one site stands out, in national and international terms, as truly exceptional, and that is Jarlshof, situated in the south of the Shetland mainland, not far from Sumburgh Head.www.shetlandarts.orgwww.shetland.org
Hairst, the Shetland word for autumn, is upon us. Laurie Goodlad explains some of the traditions of the season from Shetland's past.www.shetland.org
Natural history writer and photographer Jon Dunn on his love of finding treasures along Shetland's coastline.www.shetland.org
This summer, blogger Kay Gillespie, aka The Chaotic Scot, travelled to Shetland. We caught up with her to find out what she enjoyed most about her trip.www.shetland.org
Shetland's capital is rich with history, as Laurie Goodlad explains as she takes us on a tour of some of the town's best-known buildings.
An enormous ship - the largest construction vessel in the world - has brought the topsides of the Ninian North oil platform to Lerwick in a hugely impressive operation.www.shetland.org
Advice for people hoping to travel to Shetland from July 2020 onwards.www.shetland.org
Not for the first time, a Shetland knitwear pattern from the collection in the Shetland Museum and Archives has provided inspiration for a fashion house.www.shetlandarts.orgwww.shetland.org
When lockdown restrictions were eased in Scotland in July, we encouraged islanders to get outdoors to 'Rediscover Shetland'.www.shetlandarts.org
Crowdfunding appeal launched to help rebuild the world-famous bird observatory.www.shetland.org
Shetland is rich in archaeological remains spanning more than four thousand years and this walk on Scatness takes in one of the lesser-known - and more mysterious - sites, the Ness of Burgi. But there's much more to see here - great cliff scenery and some spectacular views to Sumburgh Head in the east and Fitful Head in the north-west.www.shetland.org
Laurie Goodlad shares her latest Shetland adventure, a walk to Deepdale in Shetland's West Mainland.www.shetland.org
The coronavirus pandemic means it's sadly not business as usual this year for some of Shetland's popular tourist attractions. Here's a quick rundown of what's open...www.shetland.org
As visitors and islanders get out and about across Shetland, we’ve had a few enquiries asking which campsites are open for business and the facilities available. Here’s a quick round-up…www.shetlandarts.org
Charity walker Christian Lewis and his rescue dog Jet bid farewell to Shetland after memorable nine month stay.www.shetland.org
Shetland offers an astonishing range of walking opportunities. Some - like the Eshaness cliffs - are very well known, others less so. This easy walk gives wonderful views over St Magnus Bay, with a dramatic foreground of cliffs and sea stacks.www.shetland.org
As we continue to get out and about to Rediscover Shetland, Laurie Goodlad pays a visit to Burland Broch in Sandwick.www.shetlandarts.orgwww.shetland.org
If you’re making the move to Shetland with pets, or planning a holiday, you’ll probably have questions about how to transport them. Here’s what you need to know…
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